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BMW of Fairfield – Controller

Fairfield Automotive is opening a brand new BMW Dealership in Fairfield, California. We’re driven by our values; We are a Competitive group – We want to WIN. We are Adaptable – Willing to change if there is a better way to deliver a great experience for our guests. We demonstrate Unwavering Ethics – Do it right or fix it fast. We are Collaborative – Teamwork is key to our success. And finally, we want to demonstrate Empathy – The power of authentic connection. 

At Fairfield Automotive, we believe that Work-Life Integration is more than just a catchphrase. Our dealership will be closed on Sundays because we know family time is the most important time. 

We’re building a world-class home – we think it will be the nicest BMW Center in Northern California, equipped with state-of-the-art employee and guest amenities, including an in-house workout facility for our employees. Our organization is a place with limitless advancement opportunities…if you’re looking for a home, not just a job, we hope you will consider BMW of Fairfield.

We Offer: 

  • A competitive compensation package that rewards high-performers 

  • Employee pricing and incentives

  • 401(k) with company match 

  • Medical, Dental, and Prescription coverage – active on the 1st following 30 days of employment

  • Company-paid Life Insurance 

  • Fully equipped workout gym on-site 

  • Paid time off 

As a Controller with BMW of Fairfield, you will provide sales and expense analyses for all departments.  The Controller is responsible to represent the financial condition of the dealership; developing controls necessary for the proper conduct of the business; maintaining accurate records; establishing and maintaining the data processing capabilities to accomplish the dealership’s objectives, all while controlling and safeguarding the assets, maintaining adherence to the accounting policies and procedures; overseeing compliance; managing payroll; handling cost accounting activities; working on financial analysis of the P&L and balance sheet.   

The successful candidate will do the following: 

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily, as assigned.  The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and ability required.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Prepare the Daily Operating Control report.

  • Reconcile all bank accounts timely.

  • Manage accurate reporting of vehicle floor plans and corresponding payoffs.

  • Develop and maintain an effective cash management system.

  • Review and compare expense trends vs. industry benchmarks.

  • Coordinate the monthly review of all scheduled accounts and approve necessary adjustments.

  • Approve adjustments to inventory accounts.

  • Responsible for ensuring the timely collection of all receivables including contracts in transit.

  • Maintain loss reserves for contingent liabilities and trade receivables.

  • Prepare short and long-term profit projections.

  • Coordinate annual audit (or review) and physical inventory.

  • Establish and administer a loss review program.

  • Automate all possible systems and establish controls.

  • Account for all documents, ensure that none are missing.

  • Provide financial analyses as needed.

  • Comply with local, state, and federal government reporting requirements and tax filings. 

  • Manage the purchase of property and liability insurance.

  • Recruit and train new team members of departmental processes.

  • Responsible for continued development and training of departmental employees.

  • Provide regular coaching to employees, allow the opportunity for feedback, correct poor behavior, and follow performance management standards.

  • Actively listen and respond to peer and leadership questions.

  • Practice safe work habits, follow the company’s safety policies.

  • Perform other duties as may be assigned by management.

  • Adhere to the Company’s Core Values of Competitive, Adaptable, Unwaveringly Ethical, Collaborative, Empathetic.

  • Perform other duties as may be assigned by management.

Required Skills and Knowledge:

  • Must maintain a positive and enthusiastic attitude in all that we do.

  • Demonstrate high character and achieve high results.

  • Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail.

  • Good with numbers and figures, with an analytical acumen.

  • Good understanding of GAAP and other accounting principles.

  • Strong knowledge of MS Office and familiarity with relevant accounting software (Quickbooks, bench, etc.)

  • Must maintain a professional appearance and provide friendly customer service.

  • Maintain effective team member relations.

  • Ability to maintain emotional control in stressful situations.

  • Contribute to building a positive team spirit; supports everyone’s efforts to succeed.

  • Ability to adapt and support new processes and changes to help in employee and customer satisfaction.

  • Must maintain a clean, safe working environment at all times.

  • Possess outstanding work ethic.

Education, Experience, and Certification:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting or Finance.

  • 5+ years experience in accounting.

  • 5+ years experience in the auto industry (preferred)

  • Experience in DealerTrack preferred.

  • Must possess and maintain a valid driver's license.

  • Must possess and maintain an acceptable Motor Vehicle Record (MVR).

Physical Demands:

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Ability to speak clearly so listeners can understand, as well as the ability to understand the speech of another person.

  • Adequate physical ability including sufficient manual dexterity, including the ability to operate computers, tablets, phones, key boxes, and other office machines to perform the required job functions. 

  • Visual acuity to see details of objects that are less than a few feet away.   Requires extended screen time, including reading and entering information on multiple computer screens.

  • Must be able to sit or stand in a stationary position for extended periods of time.  

  • Must be able to climb into and out of cars numerous times each day.

  • Requires frequent reaching, bending, repetitive hand movements, twisting, standing, walking, sitting, squatting, pushing, and pulling exerted regularly throughout a regular work shift.

  • Requires frequent lifting and carrying items weighing up to 20 pounds unassisted.

  • Ability to work in extreme weather conditions in both summer and winter.

  • Regular, punctual attendance is required.

Work Environment:

  • This position operates in a professional dealership environment.

  • Evening and Saturday work will be required as job duties demand.  Scheduled shifts will be determined by the manager, with rotating shifts throughout the workweek.

  • Must maintain a clean, safe working environment at all times.

  • Must perform duties in all weather conditions. 

BMW of Fairfield is an Equal Opportunity Employer

Pay Range: $110,000.00 to $130,000.00

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A great culture starts with providing well for our employees. Schomp understands that the best way to create a great customer experience is to ensure that our employees love their jobs and the atmosphere they work in. It begins with injecting our Core Values – Competitive, Consistency, Adaptable, Respectful and Empathetic – into everything we do. Ask our employees. They’ll tell you we walk the talk.

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